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10 of the Most Savage Celebrity Clapbacks of 2017

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Wesley Snipes to Someone Dissing His Tax Issues

While Wesley Snipes was discussing one of President Trump’s immigration bans, a follower took a hit at the actor’s past tax evasion sentence. Snipes didn’t mince words in his comeback.

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Joy Reed On ‘Welfare-Queens’

MSNBC host Joy Reed tweeted about the meaning of Jesus’ calling for a compassionate society when a back and forth ensued. It led a responder to claim that Jesus certainly didn’t mean people should stop working and use government funds to support their many children. In other words, he resorted to the welfare queen myth and Reed promptly schooled him.

Clapback #3

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Rihanna was named Pumas creative director and global ambasador in 2014.
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Rihanna Embraces Her Curviness 

Rihanna has never been shy about her bold social media comebacks and this time, she did so with humor. Many had shamed the usually slim star for her new curves and by posting a meme of rapper Gucci Mane pre and post-prison slimdown, she effectively shut them down.

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Clapback #4

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Mo’nique to Oprah and Tyler Perry: You Blackballed Me!

Comedian Mo’nique hasn’t been seen on film and TV much and she accused media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry of being responsible for her blackballing. She outed them on stage at an Apollo Theater show with some vulgar words.

Clapback #5

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Ava DuVernay Calls Out Donald Trump

In response to Donald Trump remarking on NBC News firing Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct, Ava DuVernay called him out swiftly. For decades, Trump himself has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct.

Clapback #6

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Sharon Reed Goes In on Racist Viewer’s Email

After Atlanta-based CBS News anchor Sharon Reed discussed the impact of race on the local mayoral race, Reed stopped on air to call out a viewer who called her the n-word via email, although it was misspelled.

Clapback #7

A Traffic Reporter Responds to Haters

Demetira Obilor had not one but two issues with viewers this year. The first was over her big, natural hair and the second was due to her curvy figure and penchant for donning skintight dresses. She kept things classy both times, but it was the video message about her size that was the real winner.

Clapback #8

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Rachel Lindsay to Twitter: Take This Racist ‘The Bachelorette’ Contestant!

As the first Black Bachelorette searched for love, contestant Lee Garrett, who is white, was outed for posting racist tweets. While one episode was airing, a viewer tweeted that upon seeing the Black suitors, the show must have been “Love & Hip Hop.” The topics created the perfect atmosphere for Rachel Lindsay to issue a slick dig.

Clapback #9

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Kevin Durant to User Who Shamed Him for Arguing on Twitter

NBA title winner Kevin Durant got into an odd conversation during a summer Q&A session. One user asked if he enjoyed when girls he hooked up with passed gas in his face and used it to make fun of his recent move to Golden State with Warriors teammate Draymond Green. It led another responder to question why he was arguing on social media — and Durant hit back.

Clapback #10

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Simone Biles to Hair-Haters

Ahead of her debut with the Houston Texans cheer team, Simone Biles posted a photo sharing her excitement. But all anyone could focus on is her hair being out of place. Rather than stooping to their level, the Olympic gold medalist asked them to look inward.

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